As promised, here is the first of my budget bride posts. This post is about simple, yet pretty and affordable table decorations you can make yourself that really do add a touch of class to your wedding guests tables! The cost will vary depending on how many tables you have at your wedding reception and what decorations but mine worked out at around £3-4 a decoration!
What you'll need:
Glasses - I bought mine from Morrisons on a 4 for £2 offer
Ribbon - Any colour like, if you want two colours you'll need two lots of ribbon and so on
Double sided sticky tape
Clear nail varnish
A filling - This could be pearls, colored sand, tissue paper, fake followers, anything you like really!
Optional - Fake flowers
What you need to do:
- Wash and dry your glasses first if you are putting food products straight in, most say on the label to do this first.
- Carefully wrap your ribbon along the top of one glasses leaving enough to each end to tie a bow to measure the correct amount.
- Cut this from the rest of your ribbon and use this to measure out the length of ribbon you need for your glasses. Seal the ends with the clear nail varnish to prevent fraying buy painting the ends carefully.
- Stick the double sided sticky tape carefully around the top of the glass and peel off the backing
- Find the center of your ribbon by holding the two end pieces together and pinching the other end.
- Place the center on the glass and wrap your ribbon around the top sticking it to the double sided sticky tape as you go
- Tie a pretty bow! Or if you are using more than one colour wait until you've stuck the second colour on in the same way as the first before tying (Tie them individually for a row of bows down the center of your glass!) !! If you are using fragile glass becareful not to tie it too tightly incase you shatter it!!
- Place the stem of your fake flower behind the knot of the bow.
- At the bottom of the glass place your filling - I used a packet of beads and some fake ivy.
- Display your cake pops or other treat!
So I hope this tutorial will be of some use to you! You can pretty much let your imagination go with these just using the basic idea. I made the cake pops for mine and had the colours on them match the colour scheme of our wedding, and hopefully I'll get around to doing a cake pop tutorial some day soon!
Ta-Ta for now!